Last Friday afternoon, a surprise box arrived from Brooks, and inside were the beautiful new Glycerin 18 road shoes, along with some new kit! With the shoes tied to the top of the box, I lifted it off and out floated balloons to reveal the rest of what was inside. I have to take my hat off to Brooks for this package, because they nailed it on the creative side!
Described as being “the perfect shoe for road runners who believe there is no such thing as too much cushioning” and made with more DNA loft, they are both soft and comfortable but without feeling overly cushioned. Making you feel like you are floating in them as you run – and they did just that!
On Sunday morning, I laced up and headed out for 6 quiet and much needed miles to test both the shoes and kit. The shoes are super comfortable and very light! They remind me of how the Adrenaline GTS feel, cushioning wise, but a lot light and I’m considering making them my long run shoe! I was also pleasantly surprised by how comfortable, flattering and fitting the kit is – especially the shorts! I’ve only ever ran in compression like shorts but these, the Chaser 5”, have certainly changed my thoughts on future short purchases. Comfortable enough around the waist, without hugging too tight and staying put, they are made from the lightest of fabric and I’m very tempted to buy another pair or two because I have a feeling I am going to be living in them for the rest of the summer!
If you’d like to get your hands on the new Glycerin 18, they will be available from today, 1st July, online and in all retainers worldwide!
A big thank you to Brooks for kindly gifting me the kit and shoes!
Happy running everyone!